Hendry Block 28 Zinfandel
Ruby-purple color. Spicy, mouthwatering berry and cherry fruit on the nose, with an herbal aspect. Medium-bodied, pleasant, with fine-grained tannins. A spicy, herbal zin, with moderate levels of jammy fruit. The 2014 Block 28 Zinfandel is a brighter, more leathery and spicy incarnation of this vineyard block than the concentrated, intense 2013 wines. Pairings: herbed and peppered beef tenderloin, flank steak with spinach and blue cheese, osso buco or lamb roasted with rosemary, thyme, wine, olive oil and a little tomato paste. Dark- barked dry-rubbed barbecued brisket. Oven-roasted tomatoes, onions and potatoes as a side dish to any richer meat. The moderate fruit, offset by balanced levels of tannins, will make this wine work with a wide range of flavorful foods.